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CornBelters Fall for the First Time in 2015

May 17, 2015 - Frontier League (FL) - Normal CornBelters News Release

Normal CornBelters Pitcher Mike Schweiss
Normal CornBelters Pitcher Mike Schweiss
(Normal CornBelters, Credit: Ricky Rick Photography)

NORMAL, Ill. - The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, suffered their first loss of 2015 in a pitchers' duel, a 2-1 decision to the River City Rascals on Sunday afternoon at T.R. Hughes Ballpark.

The host Rascals opened the scoring in the first inning with a one-out double by Curran Redal, who scored on a pair of fielder's choice including the RBI from Danny Canela.

The CornBelters answered in the second frame with a lead-off double by Aaron Dudley to the right field corner, followed by a single by Richard Lucas to send him to third and a double play grounder to score him to even the game at 1-1.

The Rascals reached Normal starter Mike Schweiss for three straight singles in the sixth inning, taking a 2-1 lead with an RBI base hit from Josh Ludy. The Belters pushed two runners into scoring position in the eighth but could not advance them.

Schweiss (0-1) took the loss with six innings of work, giving up both runs on six hits while striking out four without a walk. Joe Scanio (1-0) earned the win with 7.2 innings, allowing seven hits and one run while striking out six without a walk.

The CornBelters will return to action to play their first home game on Tuesday, May 19 at 6:35 p.m. versus the Gateway Grizzlies ("CEFCU Opening Night"). Lefty Kevin Brahney is scheduled to start for Normal. Pre-game on WEZC 95.9 and is at 6:20 with a link to the web stream also available at

THE NIBLET: CornBelters full season tickets for the 2015 season are currently on sale! To purchase full season tickets tickets, or for more information, please contact the CornBelters today at (309) 454-2255 (BALL) or stop by The Mid-Illini Credit Union Box Office at The Corn Crib during normal business hours.

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Normal CornBelters Pitcher Mike Schweiss
Normal CornBelters Pitcher Mike Schweiss

(Ricky Rick Photography)

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